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“Beautiful home from home relaxing retreat.”
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Ruskin Lodge, surrounded by nature
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Ruskin Lodge, surrounded by nature
New (2018) kitchen with induction hob, steam oven, dishwasher and quality pots, pans and utensils. Living room with new leather sofas, large TV, stove-style electric heater and picture frame windows.
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55 reviews
Ruskin Lodge, surrounded by nature
New (2018) kitchen with induction hob, steam oven, dishwasher and quality pots, pans and utensils.
Living room with new leather sofas, large TV, stove-style electric heater and picture frame windows.
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with king-sized bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers & wash hand basin.
Bedroom 2: With king-sized bed, wardrobe & chest of drawers.
Bedroom 3: Can be made into a twin, double or study. Wardrobe, chest of drawers, bunting optional!
The kitchen has an alcove dining area suitable for 6.
View from the kitchen.
Bathroom with bath, electric shower & super-soft hotel quality towels.
Covered and gated veranda to take in the surroundings
Big enough for 6, cosy enough for 2!
Red squirrels are regular visitors to the veranda - so long as there are some nuts out!
There is plenty of space to play.
Your pinic spot in front of the lodge.
The Holy Loch is just 5 minutes drive away
Boats on the Holy Loch
Argyll Forest surrounds you
View towards the lodge from Benmore Botanic Gardens
Ruskin Lodge is an idyllic escape
A nice spot to rest your head!
Fishing in Argyll - Picture Credit : Paul Tomkins / VisitScotland
Nature is everywhere!
Local seafood! Seafood platter by Ben Brown via Flickr
Glen Massan is just a 10 minute drive away.
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Dunoon, Cowal Peninsula, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful home from home relaxing retreat.”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Went here for a couple of days and loved it that much came back next weekend! Abigail has done a wonderful job and this accommodation has everything you need and more. The lodge is so so cosy and in a fantastic location for everything whether it be walking or a visit to the nearby town centre. The slightest detail has been thought of even electronic blankets for chilly nights. Can't wait to come back to enjoy again.

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Management Response
Jun 26, 2014
Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to review our lodge - it means so much to hear that guests have had a good holiday!
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BogsideBu...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Cosy, comfortable and clean - fantastic lodge in a beautiful area”
Reviewed December 9, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We stayed with another couple at this lovely, newly renovated Scandinavian-style lodge for a weekend. Wish it could have been longer! The lodge is set in the beautiful, tranquil surroundings of Argyll Forest Park and beside Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The magical, riverside Puck's Glen walk starts right outside the door, our dog thought he was in paradise. There are three decent sized bedrooms with super comfy beds and excellent quality sheets and towels. The large, well equipped kitchen also has a washing machine and a lovely little eating inshot which we used both at breakfast and evening meals. The bathroom has both a shower and a bath for soaking tired muscles after a day's walking. From the cosy living room there's a picture window where we saw jays and a red squirrel - all from the comfort of the sofa! There's also a flat screen TV and a DVD player with a selection of films (or you could bring your own favourites), a great asset if the infamous Argyll rains switches on. Didn't get the opportunity (as it was a bit chilly) to use the private deck and outdoor seating area but as we shall be returning next year when the weather is warmer, we fully intend to do just that. If you want to keep in touch with the outside world, the Wifi connection is fast and reliable. Friendly Dunoon's just a ten minute drive away with all the shops and supermarkets you need. We also had a wonderful lunch at the Coylet Inn (another ten minute drive in the opposite direction) and visited the spectacular Benmore Botanic Garden, which you can easily walk to from the lodge. There seems to be lots of organised outdoor activities on land and water nearby for those who are bit more energetic. I couldn't recommend this property highly enough, we shall definitely be back again soon and that says it all really.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 9, 2013
Thank you so much for your review! So glad you liked the lodge and area and hope we can welcome you back sometime soon.
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MorrisonT...
Madrid, Spain
1 review
“Cousy, quiet and confortable cabin!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

My girl and me just arrived home after having spent 3 nights at Ruskin lodge. What to say, the cabin was absolutely amazing. It is perfectly equiped (we only had to bring our own food) - for those interested, Dunoon is only 5-10 minutes away by car and there's a Morrison's there to buy groceries and stuff-.
The kitchen was spacious, same goes for the lounge -confy sofas and a big TV in case it's raining too much outside and you want to spend the evening watching films.
There's 3 bedrooms in the cabin, although we only needed one of them. The beds are simply amazing -honestly the best bed we have ever slept in! So cousy, soft and warm you will be really looking forward to have a snooze on it! (And will make you never look at your own bed in the same way hehe!).
The surroundings were perfect for having walks with our Bulldog and the Benmore botanic gardens are very near the cabin ( an absolute MUST see -you can also take your dog there-).
As I said, we just got home after spending 4 wonderful days there, but are already planning to go back there again soon. Money very well spent!

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Management Response
Oct 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review the lodge - so glad you enjoyed your stay and had fun exploring the area. We look forwards to welcoming you again next time!
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Janet M
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful lodge in great location”
Reviewed September 17, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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We had a 4 night break at this lovely lodge. It was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated throughout. Everything you need has been provided, towels, bed linen, kitchen utensils etc. It's in a great spot with access to Puck's Glen just yards away - fantastic walks all around and Benmore Botanical Gardens within walking distance. It also has a really good covered porch area where we sat out every night regardless of weather. We loved our stay here and will definitely be going back!

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Liked best: The setting and coziness of the lodge at night
Liked least: nothing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Sep 20, 2013
Thank you for your kind review - you were perfect guests and we really appreciate such lovely feedback.
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schuphof
Arnhem, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed August 17, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Liked best: goede bedden, overvloed aan handdoeken en beddengoed, communicatie met eigenaar
Liked least: een van de bedden is anders dan de rest; is wat minder degelijk
Traveling group: Tieners
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write a review - and delighted you found the beds comfy (they are often praised by guests!). It sounds like you spent your two week stay doing lots of great trips and thoroughly explored the area, so I'm glad the tips and ideas were helpful. Your family were great to host and we'd be very pleased to welcome you to stay again!
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Annett P
2 reviews
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Reviewed August 2, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Liked best: Der gute und problemlose Kontakt zur Eigentümerin mit Hilfestellungen und Hinweisen.
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2016
Thank you for leaving such a kind review - so pleased you thought the lodge was well-equipped and comfortable and enjoyed the many local walking trails!
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